Category: 1947-1955Page 2 of 15

Also known as the “Atomic Age” of comics, the post war era of the Golden Age is characterized by a shift away from the superhero into other types of titles in order to meet consumer demand and drive circulation and sales. In their haste to keep circulation up, some publishers pushed the envelope further and further beyond what some considered good taste. (One can imagine, however, the taste of war hardened adult readers after returning from battlefronts might have been edgier than what some might have considered child appropriate). Regardless, hastened by Dr. Fredric Werthham’s book Seduction of the Innocents, the U.S. Congress got involved and the Comic Code Authority, a self-regulating body, was formed in 1954. This along with the explosion of televisions into households across the country ushered in the end of the era.

Untamed Love

By now (my 220th post) it’s a well worn story.  Golden age comic books emerged from the great depression and superheros boomed during World War II.  Post war,…

Women Outlaws

With a cover title like “True Stories of Famous Western Gun Gals” it was almost assured to draw the attention of both readers and the anti-comic psychiatrist  Fredric…

Down with Crime

Down with Crime #7* was on my want list for a long while.  A few years ago, this was an inexpensive book (if you could find one).  But…

Junior Miss

Junior Miss (at least in its volume #2 Marvel, 1947 series from issues #24 to #34) was a vehicle for  Marvel’s popular gal Cindy.   The “Cindy and boy…

Red Circle Comics

Red Circle comics was published by “Enwil,” a company that operated from 2747 W. Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois. Edwin Hamilton was acting proprietor. The business also operated under…

Lana

Lana Comics #6* (June 1949) was yet another title from publisher Marvel/Timely tied to its large stable of female working gal and teen humor books that included Hedy, Jeanie, Margie,…

Sunny

Sunny #13* from Fox Feature Syndicate is dated April 1948.  This book is largely popular due to the Al Feldstein “Junior” art inside.  While artists of other inside stories differ, they…

Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny‘s Vacation Funnies #2 (1952) is one “like new book” – perhaps the glossiest cover I’ve owned to date (almost need shades to block the reflection). My old Man…

Crimes by Women

Crimes by Women #14*  from Fox Feature Syndicate  is dated August 1950.  Pulp novel website Criminal Element has a tremendous write-up of the series, so no use in me repeating the…

Cateen Kate

Canteen Kate #2* by publisher St. John is from August 1952. It’s generally prized due to having been created by Matt Baker from cover to cover.  The great…